Pa said, “It seems we have to have about so many electric stroms. If we don;t get them in blizzards in the winter time, we get them in cyclones and thunderstorms in the summer.” “We can’t do anything about it, so we must take them as they come,” said Ma. – These Happy Golden Years p.197
Blizzards in the winter, tornadoes in the summer, floods in the spring. It always seems to be one things after another here. I’m often asked how I can deal with such things and my answer is always the same, I can’t control the weather so we just deal with it as it happens!
I think one of the biggest parts of learning to be self sufficient is learning how to deal with storms. (Both weather storms and life storms!) Don’t build your house in the flood plain, build a storm cellar for the bad storms, have emergency kits on hand for when you need them. Don’t leave it up to chance that everything will be ok, you never know when you may need to be prepared!
So you are prepared for storms or do you leave it to chance? Do you stress about them or do you “take them as they come”?
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